Score prediction for Alabama Football vs Wisconsin in Week 3 of 2024
Score prediction for Alabama Football vs Wisconsin in Week 3 of 2024

The 2024 season for the Alabama Crimson Tide begins on August 31 in Tuscaloosa against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. This game not only kicks off the new season, but also a new era of Crimson Tide football as Kalen DeBoer takes over as head coach, replacing the legendary Nick Saban after his retirement.

In Week 2, Alabama will stay at Bryant-Denny Stadium to face the South Florida Bulls in the second and final part of an interesting home-and-away series. In 2023, the Tide’s trip to Tampa was one to forget. Not only did a torrential downpour cause a significant game delay, but the game was much closer than anyone could have predicted.

It’s not until Week 3 that DeBoer and Alabama face a power conference team. In a rare trip north to Big Ten country, the Tide will face the Wisconsin Badgers in Madison, Wisconsin.

Badgers head coach Luke Fickell enters his second season as the program’s head coach and will look to make a statement early in the season against Alabama.

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Although fans can expect a valiant performance, experts predict that Alabama will leave the Badger State with a win and go into the off week with plenty of planning, as the Tide’s most important game of the season awaits in Tuscaloosa – a home game against the Georgia Bulldogs.

The value of a road win against Wisconsin cannot be overstated. Tony Liebert of Sports Illustrated’s All Badgers gives an early preview of the duel.

“One of the biggest non-conference games in Camp Randall history comes in week three when the Badgers welcome Alabama to town. With Nick Saban retired, people may be less confident in the Tide with new head coach Kalen DeBoer, but they are still loaded with talent led by star quarterback Jalen Milroe. Wisconsin may be able to rely on home-field advantage early, but Alabama has too much firepower and comes out on top.”

Relying on home-field advantage could work in the Badgers’ favor, but this Alabama team is used to playing in some of the most daunting and hostile environments in all of college football. At the end of the day, the better team will win, and they can maintain their position by regrouping on the field at a high level.

Liebert concludes the preview with a result forecast: Alabama 31, Wisconsin 17.

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By Aurora